11 07, 2013

Tom Taylor’s Wisconsin Bow Giant (226 4/8 Net)

2020-06-10T09:23:33-04:00July 11th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Management|3 Comments

\ Next week we will be traveling across Wisconsin and filming hunters who have shot giant bucks, telling their stories and featuring their bucks for a special episode of BIG DEER TV to air later this fall. Here’s one of those bucks that appeared on the blog in 2010:   Tom Taylor has more than one reason to remember September 26, 2009. That was the day he was married—and the day a giant buck stepped in front of his trail camera. After Tom returned home from his Mexican honeymoon he retrieved the camera and couldn’t believe the image he saw. He named the gnarly-racked deer “Wedding Crasher.” The 09 season came and went, and Tom never saw the buck. The next [...]

1 07, 2013

Missouri Drop-Tine Monster Buck!

2020-06-10T09:23:34-04:00July 1st, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting|2 Comments

Mike: I read your blog and see your obsession with drop tine bucks. Just wanted to drop a line and show you the buck I killed last year on my place in central Missouri. This is the first and only drop tine I have ever seen. And to think my buddy missed him 2 years ago at 22 yards with a bow. This buck had 20+ points and NO drops when he missed it. The next year it dropped 2 drop tines, including a 12.5" split-drop with velvet still hanging on it. Amazing deer and fun to hunt. We had probably 10,000  pictures of this deer in 4 years and only saw him twice alive. He changed a lot, and [...]

19 06, 2013

“Titanic” 8-Point Buck Scored 154!

2020-06-10T09:23:34-04:00June 19th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Management, Deer Science, Shed Hunting|108 Comments

Today’s post from blogger Jon, who hunts up in Minnesota/Wisconsin: Mike: I have any update from a post last year. I sent you the velvet picture of Titanic last August, and we had a lot of people guess at the score. Well, in early November 2012 I had a great encounter with this buck. I was sitting a cut corn field with a buck decoy out when the bruiser came in chasing does at last light. I didn’t know it was Titanic, but I knew it was one of the 3 big shooters we had on camera. He locked up at 35 yards, but was facing directly at me, staring at the decoy. I waited at full draw for what [...]

11 06, 2013

Illinois Giant Bow Buck: 211 4/8!

2020-06-10T09:23:35-04:00June 11th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting|450 Comments

It will be a few months till deer season and the new big-buck stories start rolling in. Until then, enjoy these giants from the Big Deer archives.--MH Mike: October 27, 2007 my dad, a friend and I hunted until 8:15 am. We all had plans for the day so we ended early. I decided to walk around the perimeter of my 47 acres just to see if anything was around. I have an old Christmas tree farm in Illinois, about 45 minutes from St. Louis. I had walked about 300 yards when I saw this massive rack lying under a pine tree. I kept walking 3 feet past the buck and, nocked an arrow, slowly walked 3 steps backwards and drew. As [...]

9 05, 2013

Michigan: Sopsich Buck (182 1/8) New State Bow Record

2020-06-10T09:23:36-04:00May 9th, 2013|Big Deer Stories, BigDeer, Bowhunting, Deer Hunting, Deer Management|4 Comments

Read the full story at Michigan Outdoor News; here are the highlights: Around Halloween last year in Oakland County, Robert Sopsich, Sr. told sons, Robert Jr. and Danny, that a neighbor had seen a giant buck in a field nearby. The rut was coming on, the bucks were on their feet and they needed to get out in the woods. November 2, Robert Jr. was sneaking along the edge of some pines when he saw the buck walking on the edge of a field. “He was cutting across the field, quartering away from me,” Sopsich told Michigan Outdoor News. “He was walking, then he stopped and I was already drawn back... I only have one pin on my bow – it’s [...]